Is Your Child Depressed?


Frequent sadness or crying


Persistent low energy and boredom

Social isolation, poor communication

Guilt and low self-esteem

Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure

Increased irritability, anger, or hostility

Difficulty with relationships

Frequent complaints of headaches or stomaches

Poor performance in school

Not eating, trouble sleeping

Talk or efforts to run away from home

Decreased interest in favorite activities

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The HealthCentral Editorial Team


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